International efforts to conserve biodiversity in developing coun­tries are recognizing the need to provide alternative livelihoods.

After some seven decades of mixed results in development assistance, there is a growing consensus that the greatest challenge is governance—in both the recipient and the donor countries.

If a tree falls in the forest, what does it cost? From the perspective of federal disaster assistance, the answer traditionally has been “not much.” But now — thanks to improved number-crunching — the federal government is taking nature into...

The terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris on November 13 shattered the complacency of the French lifestyle. A few weeks later, a savage attack erupted in San Bernardino, California, further exposing the vulnerability of Western societies.

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Since the beginning of time, parkers have argued that they should park free. Yet the economic justifications for pricing are well documented - pricing leads to more efficient parking use and a multimodal transportation system. Many arguments against...

Is there an economic value to nature's services? Should this value be incentive enough for us to fund conservation? Can lessons from the corporate world come to the rescue? In an age of increasing environmental degradation and risk, The Nature...

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Editors' note: This blog post was written by Joe Landsberg and Richard Waring.

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The 1992 Rio Earth Summit was supposed to be a turning point for the World Bank. What's happened since then? How have the Bank's efforts fallen short? Called a “detailed and thought-provoking look at an important subject” by The New York Times...

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Last year, over a period of nine months, Cambodian state security forces staged a brutal crackdown against protesting journalists, human...

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